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May 30, 2008

Grade School Dream Becomes Reality

Bryan Jewell receives the Humanism in Medicine Award for Graduating Medical Students at WSU's Boonshoft School of Medicine

Dayton, Ohio-Frequent trips to the doctor as a kid for sports-related injuries sparked Bryan Steven Jewell's interest in becoming a doctor. His interest became a reality on May 30 where he officially signed the M.D. after his name for the first time.

Bryan Jewell

Bryan Jewell, '08, receives the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award at graduation.

Dr. Jewell was presented with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for a graduating medical student during the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine's graduation ceremony for the Class of 2008. He was nominated by his fellow students and faculty members and was given the award for his "consistency in demonstrating compassion and empathy in the delivery of health care to patients and their families."

Jewell is a native of Columbus, Ohio. He is a graduate of Bishop Ready High School in Columbus, and holds a B.S. in biology from Ohio State University. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a society developed to foster honesty and formulate higher ideals of scholastic achievement in medicine, and the Wright State Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is a member of the American Medical Student Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. During medical school he participated in the Student-to-Student program, volunteered at Reach Out Montgomery County and for the Anatomical Gift Program's Memorial Service, and also as a member of the Honor Code Committee.

Jewell will continue his education at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in the obstetrics and gynecology residency program.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation sponsors the annual Humanism in Medicine Awards at more than 80 of the nation's medical schools. The goal is to improve doctor/patient relations and foster health care professionals who exhibit the highest level of respect, sensitivity and cultural competence for the patients and families they serve, and to nurture and perpetuate the tradition of the "caring doctor." This award is presented to those who best demonstrate the foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.